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Mailing Address:
PO Box 177
Howard Beach, NY 11414

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Special Weather Statement issued February 3 at 3:43PM EST by NWS Upton NY

🌬️🥶🥶 High pressure will be building in from the northwest, bringing some of the coldest air of the season. Along with gusty winds approaching 45 mph, wind chills of mainly 5 to 10 below zero are expected tonight into Saturday morning. Some values of less than 10 below are possible. With an anomalously warm winter, many are not acclimated to such cold temperatures and such cold wind chills could result in hypothermia if precautions are not taken. 🥶🥶🌬️

🏠 Cold Weather Tips For Your Home :

- Keep your house heated to a minimum of 65 degrees. The temperature inside the walls where the pipes are located is substantially colder than the walls themselves. A temperature lower than 65 degrees might not keep the inside walls from freezing.

- Check the location for the main water shutoff in your home. And refresh your memory on—or learn—how it works, in case you have to use it.

-Open hot and cold faucets enough to let them drip slowly. In severely frigid temperatures, keeping water moving within the pipes will help prevent freezing.

-Check that fireplaces, wood stoves and electric heaters are working properly. Make sure there are no combustible items near the heat sources and watch them closely, especially the first time in the season you use them.

-Keep your fireplace flue closed when you’re not using it.

- Don't wait for frozen pipes to burst. If your pipes do frozen, take measures to thaw them immediately, or call a plumber for assistance.

🥶 If a person is experiencing frostbite :

- Seek medical attention as soon as possible

-Get them into a warm room or shelter
Remove any wet clothing

-Warm them under dry layers of blankets and clothing

-Place areas affected by frostbite in warm-to-touch water

- Since skin may be numb, victims of frostbite can harm themselves further.

- Unless necessary, do not walk on feet or toes with frostbite

-Do not use a fireplace, heat lamp, radiator, or stove for warming

- Do not use a heating pad or electric blanket for warming

-Do not rub or massage areas with frostbite

🧤If you, a family member, or a neighbor are suspected of Hypothermia here are some tips to help :

- Call for Medical assistance immediately!
Seek immediate medical attention for anyone who appears to have hypothermia

- Be gentle. When you're helping a person with hypothermia, handle him or her gently. Limit movements to only those that are necessary. Don't massage or rub the person. Excessive, vigorous or jarring movements may trigger cardiac arrest.

- Move the person out of the cold. Move the person to a warm, dry location if possible. If you're unable to move the person out of the cold, shield him or her from the cold and wind as much as possible. Keep him or her in a horizontal position if possible.

- Remove wet clothing. If the person is wearing wet clothing, remove it. Cut away clothing if necessary to avoid excessive movement.

- Cover the person with blankets. Use layers of dry blankets or coats to warm the person. Cover the person's head, leaving only the face exposed.

- Insulate the person's body from the cold ground. If you're outside, lay the person on his or her back on a blanket or other warm surface.

- Monitor breathing. A person with severe hypothermia may appear unconscious, with no apparent signs of a pulse or breathing. If the person's breathing has stopped or appears dangerously low or shallow, begin CPR immediately if you're trained.

- Provide warm beverages. If the affected person is alert and able to swallow, provide a warm, sweet, nonalcoholic, noncaffeinated beverage to help warm the body.

- Use warm, dry compresses. Use a first-aid warm compress (a plastic fluid-filled bag that warms up when squeezed) or a makeshift compress of warm water in a plastic bottle or a dryer-warmed towel. Apply a compress only to the neck, chest wall or groin.

- Don't apply a warm compress to the arms or legs. Heat applied to the arms and legs forces cold blood back toward the heart, lungs and brain, causing the core body temperature to drop. This can be fatal.

- Don't apply direct heat. Don't use hot water, a heating pad or a heating lamp to warm the person. The extreme heat can damage the skin or, even worse, cause irregular heartbeats so severe that they can cause the heart to stop.
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🚨🚨🚨 ALL BARRIERS HAVE BEEN CLAIMED AT THIS TIME 🚨🚨🚨

If we are able to acquire additional ones, we will put another postop to inform the community

Good Evening, Earlier today we received a limited number of flood mitigation barriers from OEM via Joann Ariola NYC Council District 32.

Pick available at the fire house Tomorrow from 9am-1pm. and then 3pm-8pm while supplies last.

Please call us to schedule your pick up.  (718) 843 9863
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🚨🚨🚨 ALL BARRIERS HAVE BEEN CLAIMED AT THIS TIME  🚨🚨🚨 
If we are able to acquire additional ones, we will put another postop to inform the community
Good Evening, Earlier today we received a limited number of flood mitigation barriers from OEM via Joann Ariola NYC Council District 32. 
Pick available at the fire house Tomorrow from 9am-1pm. and then 3pm-8pm while supplies last. 
Please call us to schedule your pick up.  (718) 843 9863

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For all those who did get if you fill with water, please put some antifreeze in it so if the temperatures drop it doesn’t freeze and crack 

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As we Head into this weekends storm here is a Outlook on the predicted tides from the President of New Hamilton Beach Civic Association Roger Gendron ... See MoreSee Less

Yesterday at about 1721HRS Box 2044 came over for a reported car fire. Upon arrival of Engine 6 (946) we found a vehicle with an engine compartment fire and immediately went to work extinguishing the blaze. No occupants were in the vehicle at the time of the fire.

Big Thank you to the community members who sent us these photos and videos !

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We are very luck to have the West Hamilton Vollys .. and appreciate ALL you do for us and the surrounding areas !! Nice Job

Thank you West Hamilton Beach Fire Dept

Way to go guys!!!

Nice job guys

Great Job Guys

THANK YOU ALL FOR ALL YOU DO 👍

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We would like to say thank you to the Howard Beach Lindenwood Civic for putting this together for Firefighter Stewart and his family during these difficult times. It is reasons like this that we serve the best community. ... See MoreSee Less

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